2nd Asia Pacific Patients Congress

Patient Leadership in Health Systems Strengthening



3 - 4 December 2020
7:00 to 17:00 IST





About APPC 2020

IAPO’s Asia-Pacific Patients Congress is our regional event which brings together the objectives of the Global Patients to the Asia-Pacific region. The Congress aims to bring together patient experts and health stakeholders including researchers, nurses, health financiers, regulators, health service providers and pharmaceutical industry representatives to map out how we can all harmonise and align our agendas with national health policies and plans on Universal Health Coverage in the region. The Congress is organized by IAPO and co-presented by Dakshayani and Amaravati Health and Education and Indian Alliance of Patient Groups.

The 2020 Congress Programme will reflect on the impact of COVID-19, the ongoing developments and the next steps towards achieving UHC in the region in the midst of COVID-19.

For further information on the APPC 2020, please visit the official event website at apacpatientcongress.org/APPC/


Why should you attend APPC 2020?

During the event, participants can expect to:

  • Learn about the latest advances, challenges, facts, figures and trends in the region with regards to patient leadership in health systems strengthening activities.
  • Shape the future of health systems strengthening alongside policy-makers, healthcare industry representatives, clinicians, payers, regulators and Member State representatives.
  • Be part of the COVID-19 response. Holding our 2nd Asia Pacific Patients Congress in the middle of a pandemic will give our regional patient community a strategic opportunity to share our patient experiences and patient perspectives with our healthcare policy makers through a global platform. It will be a door for us to join the whole-of-government and whole-of-society effort to control the pandemic and rebuild our health systems as a whole-of-patient community.


Please click here to view the most updated version of the APPC 2020 programme, including speakers’ bios.

APPC 2020 Theme - Patient Leadership in Health Systems Strengthening

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that we must work together in improving global health. We must have national unity and global solidarity to advance health care for all. Our health systems must be repaired and then strengthened through a whole of government and whole of society effort. The whole of the patient community has a very important role to play in strengthening the health systems. Expert patients can provide insight and perspectives that can make health care safe, quality, accessible, acceptable and affordable. Patient leadership is now critical for health systems strengthening within the Asia-Pacific Region.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Booths are intended for organizations that wish to have a greater exposure than is offered by simply attending the event. Please click here to learn more about the opportunities available at the APPC 2020 Exhibit Hall.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will get to experience the live online conference as well as access all recordings of all sessions on demand for 30 days after the live event! You will have the opportunity to download valuable educational materials to access later and the opportunity to chat with patient and policy experts.
The event will remain open 24/7 for 30 days. Therefore, you can attend whenever it’s convenient for you during this period of time.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
NO. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.
We recommend Google Chrome.
Yes, you will be provided login credentials to test the system and get familiar with the interface.
A swag bag is a virtual briefcase where you can save documents from an exhibition booth. You can access files in your Swag Bag for 2 weeks after the event and email them to yourself or others.
You will be able to chat with exhibitors during designated times. For any questions, contact them using the information provided on their booths.
Yes. Only the exhibitor you are chatting with will be able to see your messages.
Absolutely. We are counting on you to invite others! Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page, and they can register at their convenience.
Yes, click here to view the Detailed Navigation Guide.
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If you have any further questions about the Congress, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at info@iapo.org.uk